The Anne Heartt Gregory Chair

Anna Black is Assistant Concertmaster of the North Carolina Symphony, a position she assumed in May of 2023. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the McDuffie Center for Strings at Mercer University, where she studied with David Kim, Robert McDuffie, and Amy Schwartz Moretti, and a master’s degree from the University of Michigan, where she studied with Fabiola Kim.

Black has served as concertmaster of the Lansing Symphony Orchestra, National Repertory Orchestra, University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra, Adrian Symphony Orchestra, and McDuffie Center for Strings Ensemble; as principal second violin of the University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra; and as assistant concertmaster of the Aspen Festival Orchestra—as well as being a member of NYO-USA for two summers and a member of the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra. She has also soloed with the North Carolina Symphony in their summer season as well as with the National Repertory Orchestra, Brevard Music Festival Orchestra, Boise Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, the Meridian Symphony Orchestra, and the Idaho State-Civic Symphony.

As a passionate chamber musician, Black has performed alongside players such as Robert McDuffie, Lawrence Dutton, and the Cavani String Quartet, as well as participating in the Rome Chamber Music Festival for two consecutive seasons.

Black performs on a violin by Camillo Camilli, courtesy of Darnton & Hersh Fine Violins and Guarneri Hall NFP in Chicago.